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The upper thread is constantly breaking. Don't know how to fix it. Any suggestions?

(Since I have a L-print problem with my 440 QE I started using my Bernina 1030 and have now problems with both.

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Check the tension for upper thread and bobbin(tiny screw to turn anticlockwise to give less tension)

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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SOURCE: Bernina 440 QEE embroidery

I'm not an expert, but maybe your bobbin is wound incorrectly, or not put in the bobbin case properly?  Hope it is something as simple as this.  Good luck!

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Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Upper Thread Breaks!!!

Hi, here are some reasons why the thread is breaking :-)

  • Threading is not correct.
  • Thread has a knot in it.
  • Thread tension is too tight.
  • Needle is bent or blunt or has a sharp eye.
  • Needle is wrong size.
  • Needle has been inserted wrong.
  • Needle and thread does not match.
  • Starting to stitch too fast.
  • Thread take-up lever has not been threaded.

  • Hope this helps.

    Posted on Jan 14, 2009

    WonderTech
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    SOURCE: I have an old Bernina - an 810 - and the upper

    Hello,
    Here are several solutions to try. I realize you have tried some of these but it may be worth a second try.

    * Re-thread your machine, an incorrectly threaded machine can cause thread to break.

    * Decrease the tension on your machine. The tension may be too tight for your thread.

    * Reposition the spool of thread on the spindle. You know that little nick in the edge of a spool that’s used to hold the loose end of the thread? Your thread may be catching on this nick as you sew. Place your spool so that this nick rests against the bottom of the spindle.

    * Reinsert your needle and make sure it goes all the way into the holder and that it’s positioned correctly, usually with the flat side away from the bobbin, but consult your machine’s manual to be sure.

    * Change your needle.Your needle may be bent or dull. The eye of your needle may have a nick in it that’s cutting the thread as you sew. Or your needle may be too small for the thread you’re using, in which case, change to a larger needle. And make sure your needle is appropriate for the weight and type of your fabric.

    * Change your thread
    Your thread may be weak. Or your thread may be fuzzy and irregular, causing it to catch in the
    eye of your needle as you sew. Cheap thread tends to be weak and fuzzy, so make sure to
    use a quality, brand name thread. And if you’ve been sewing with an older cotton thread, which
    can dry out and become brittle with age, try a newer thread.

    * Check your presser foot for damage to the needle hole
    A burr in your presser foot’s needle hole may be cutting your thread. Gently smooth any rough
    spot you find with an emery cloth.

    * There may be a burr in one of your thread guides, in which case, you may need to have your
    machine professionally serviced to have the part replaced.

    I hope this helps.

    Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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    SOURCE: when stitching the design the upper thread keeps

    The tension is not properly set for embroidery, try to rethread totally new. Sometimes it is also caused by broken thread inside the machine, you can open it with the supplied L-shaped tool on the left side of the machine where the lamp is located and than take it out with a tweezer.

    Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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    Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
    Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
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    1.the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
    Or the needle could be in backwards
    Correct needle insertion
    Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
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    * Re-thread your needle
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